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Joan Larkin

Author's Bio

Joan Larkin’s poetry includes Legs Tipped with Small Claws (Argos Books), My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press), Cold River, A Long Sound, Housework, and Sor Juana's Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique. Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose) is forthcoming in 2014. Editor of several anthologies of poetry and prose, she edited Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time with the late Carl Morse. Currently Grace Hazard Conkling Poet in Residence at Smith College, she has taught at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence, and Drew University, among many other places.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2007), Cold River (Painted Leaf Press, 1997), Sor Juana's Love Poems (Painted Leaf Press, 1997), A Long Sound (Granite Press, 1986), Housework (Out & Out, 1975)
Anthologies:
Love Speaks Its Name (Everyman, 2001), The World in Us (St. Martins Press, 2000), Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (St. Martin's Press, 1988)
Journals:
5 A.M., American Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Global City Review, Hanging Loose, Margie, Poetry International, Washington Square
Prizes:
In 2011, Larkin received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship and the Shelley Memorial Award. Previous honors include fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others

Joan Larkin Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa, In Beauty Bright by Gerald Stern, Devil Dear by Mary Ann McFadden, Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson, Complete Poems by May Swenson
Favorite Books:
American Sonnets, by Gerald Stern; Inferno, by Eileen Myles; Eye of the Blackbird by Mary Ann McFadden; Eva Mary, by Linda McCarriston; Little Boat, by Jean Valentine; She Heads Into the Wilderness, by Anne Marie Macari; Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death, by Frank X. Gaspar; Reactor, by Judith Vollmer;Astoria, by Malena Morling; The Usable Field, by Jane Mead; New and Selected Things Taking Place, May Swenson; Blackbird and Wolf, by Henri Cole; The Descent of Alette, by Alice Notley,
Favorite Authors:
Dickinson, Whitman, Keats, Hopkins, Blake, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, May Swenson, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Gerald Stern, Jean Valentine, Philip Levine, Edward Field, Adrienne Rich, Judy Grahn.

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Listing last updated: August 27, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Boston, MA
Raised in:
Boston, MA
Agent:
Frances Goldin

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